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Reprogrammable ultra-fast shape-transformation of macroporous composite hydrogel sheets

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Abstract

In this communication, we report a composite macroporous hydrogel sheet that can rapidly transform into multiple 3D shapes in response to near-infrared (NIR) light on demand. The transformation relies on the photo-thermal-induced asymmetric shrinking of the hydrogel material, which is further verified by finite element modeling.

Graphical abstract: Reprogrammable ultra-fast shape-transformation of macroporous composite hydrogel sheets

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2016, accepted on 22 Mar 2017 and first published on 22 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6TB02198K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017,5, 2883-2887
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    Reprogrammable ultra-fast shape-transformation of macroporous composite hydrogel sheets

    H. Guo, J. Cheng, J. Wang, P. Huang, Y. Liu, Z. Jia, X. Chen, K. Sui, T. Li and Z. Nie, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 2883
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TB02198K

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